Case-bearing clothes moth

Name Case-bearing clothes moth Latin Tinea pellionella Stats Body length 3.5 and 4 mm. Wingspan 10 – 15 mm. Appearance The upper side of the forewings is pale brown with three darker spots on the wings. Both pairs of wings have fringed margins. The larva has the habit of carrying a silken tube and often…

Carpet beetles

Name Carpet beetles Latin Anthrenus spp Stats Adult beetle length 3 mm Appearance The varied carpet beetle and the museum beetle are the most commonly encountered by pest controllers. They have a speckled appearance which arises because of the many scales which cover the elytra and the prothorax which are black, white and yellow giving…

Biscuit beetle

Name Biscuit beetle, bread beetle, drug store beetle Latin Stegobium paniceum Stats Adult beetle length 2 – 3 mm Appearance Reddish brown, oval beetles, with a dense covering of yellowish hairs. The head is hidden under the hood-like prothorax. Easily mistaken for the common furniture beetle or the cigarette beetle. A fully grown larva is…

Australian Spider Beetle

Name Australian Spider Beetle Latin Ptinus tectus Stats Adult beetle length 2.5 – 4 mm Appearance The middle of the body is constricted to give a waisted spider-like appearance. The legs and antennae are long. The larvae are fleshy, curved and not very mobile. Cryptic in their behaviour, these insects will “play dead” if disturbed.

Introducing Sakarat D Liquid Bait!

Sakarat D Liquid Bait is the only liquid rodenticide bait formulation for use by professional pest control in Europe. Exclusively available from Killgerm in the UK. Unlike previous liquid baits which were available in the past, Sakarat D Liquid Bait is a completely new formulation which is ready to use. Saving you significantly more time…

PPC Live

PPC Live 2018

The countdown is on for PPC Live! Come and join us on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire. Stop by stand 43 and we’ll share with you our brand new 2018 catalogue, plus so much more. We’ll be exhibiting our latest products including PX Viribus, and we will be…

Starting up in Pest Control

Starting up in Pest Control

Considering starting up your own Pest Control Company? Here are a few helpful tips to get you on your way! Look smart: Your appearance needs to be professional at all points of contact with customers. Ranging from clean uniforms and vans to paperwork. Ensure that your brand is professional and consistent. Marketing: Setting up a…